Fisher Price Recall

China has done it again. Yes, once again there has been a recall announced for a product coming from China. Here is an excerpt from Mattel:

Fisher-Price Toys with Lead Paint Hazard Recall

"Fisher-Price, in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Nickelodeon and Sesame Street painted toys produced by one specific contract manufacturer during a narrow timeframe. The recalled products were sold in retail stores nationwide since May 1, 2007. Paint on some of these products COULD contain lead in excess of permissible levels."

Lead is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.

You can visit their site to see a list, with pictures and product numbers, of the recalled products.


Andrew said...

Yeah, this is getting beyond ridiculous. First it was the major Thomas train recall from RC2 (which he had a ton of in our house), and now it's Fisher-Price with a HUUUGE list of very popular toys. In this day and age why aren't there better systems in place to stop this during the testing phase? Or better yet, why are these Chinese factories continually used for business if they still use lead paint!?!? If it's that toxic, is there a need to even use lead paint anywhere in the world for anything? This stuff ticks me off to no end...

Sarah Forhan said...

Very well said Andrew. I am really upset as well. Many of the items on the list I have for my daughter. They are big items not ones I exactly want to pay to send back either: Dora's House, Dora's Castle, Dora's Backpack, blah, blah, blah ...... damn them!

Now I am also going to have to take the list with me when I go yard-saling to make sure I don't buy any of these stupid toys.

jeneflower said...

I was very surprised to find that we owned 2 items on the list. I think I will just throw them away rather than going through all the hassle of trying to get a refund.

jeneflower said...

Oh I forgot to thank you for posting this!